Local authorities waging courtroom battles with the Polish state for grants to finance delegated tasks
Thrift is very much a virtue, especially in these times of the pandemic. Yet not everybody has the luxury of shaping their list of expenditures at will, trimming it as economic exigencies warrant. This holds especially true for local self-government bodies, which are under a statutory duty to perform many tasks for the well-being of citizens.
A special category in this broader group is comprised in farmed-out tasks, i.e. ones which the local community, the county, or the administrative region perform, as it were, as substitutes of the central government, on behalf of the latter [...]
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